Which actors in Hollywood are the best investment for the movie studios greenlighting new projects? Forbes has published their annual list, and for the second year in a row, Shia LaBeouf ends up at #1. The star has is earning not-so-high paychecks for big budget films such as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and the Transformers films, each of which have made a fortune at the box office. According to Forbes, each $1 studios spend Shia for one of their films, returns an average $81 of profit. I wonder if he will retain his title after the release of Wall Street 2 and Transformers 3. Sequels are almost always a good bet. Check out the full list of the top 10 wisest investments in Hollywood, after the jump.

1. Shia LaBeouf (Transformers films, Indiana Jones 4) – $81
2. Anne Hathaway (Alice in Wonderland, Bride Wars) – $64
3. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter films) – $61
4. Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man)  – $33
5. Cate Blanchett (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Robin Hood) – $27
6. Jennifer Aniston (The Bounty Hunter, He’s Not That Into You) – $21
7. Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia, It’s Complicated) – $21
8. Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland, Public Enemies) – $18
9. Nicolas Cage (Knowing) – $17
10. Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) – $17

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